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Crispy Gnocchi Two Ways

Serves 4-6 - Quickly boiled then pan fried makes these little gems even better than normal. And btw, I’m not sure I’ve ever used ’gems’ to refer to food before.


  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • or.....
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. In a large pot of water, boil gnocchi about 2 minutes or until they float - drain well
  2. Melt butter in a non stick pan over medium heat and add gnocchi
  3. Cook until starting to brown on both sides and add pesto OR garlic & tomato paste
  4. Mix well until pesto or tomato paste is well incorporated into gnocchi
  5. Plate and serve with Parmesan cheese